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Idioms - Exercise 9

Directions: In each of the following sentences, a common expression - an idiom - can replace the word or phrase in parentheses. In the blank below each sentence, write the idiom defined by the word or phrase in the parentheses. When you are finished, click the "Chech My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers. Choose from the following expressions.

come true     count on     get in touch with     get through

give up     go to bed     look over     make sure

named after     take off     try out     wake up

1. Please (remove) your coat and sit down.

2. When I (make contact with) your cousin, I'll tell her to call you.

3. Most nights, Alex (retires to sleep) before midnight.

4. Please (examine) your essay for spelling mistakes.

5. Alexandra is (given the same name as) her aunt.

6. I (awaken) before sunrise most mornings.

7. You must believe that your dreams will (actually occur).

8. I will never (surrender) my dream of owning a restaurant.

9. (Be certain) you have turned off all the lights before you leave.

10. I would like to (test) a few bicycles before I buy one.


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